Guide: 11 of the best New Years Eve parties in Toronto

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Get ready, Toronto, because 2019 is coming and there are absolutely wicked New Year’s parties all over town that you don’t want to miss.

2018 has sure been something, but whether it was your greatest year, the worst 12 months ever, or something in between, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and ring in 2019. Here’s our guide to the perfect way to celebrate NYE with the 11 best New Year’s Eve parties in Toronto. Let’s go!

NYE at Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripleys Aquarium Shark Tunnel

With live tunes provided by The Dreamboats and a live DJ, delicious catered food by Daniel et Daniel, and, of course, the Aquarium, there are few parties that will be cooler than this.

Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada,
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $80 – $100

Bravissimo! 2018

Roy Thomson Hall

Want to class things up a little for your New Years party? Ring in 2019 at the Roy Thomson with all the bells, whistles, trombones, violins, opera singers…you get the gist…that this event has to offer!

Where: Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $55 – $145

Mariposa Cruises: NYE Cocktail Cruise

Toronto cruise sunset

This 3.5-hour cruise will have a full bar set up for you to dive into, a dance floor for you to tear up, and views of the city that will make the New Years countdown feel next-level magical.

Where: 207 Queen’s Quay, Pier 6
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 9:30 PM
Cost: $90

NYE Dinner Gala Cruise

Toronto Skyline Cruise New Years Eve

Mariposa’s cocktail cruise ain’t for you? Well then, how ’bout chowing down on a delicious dinner buffet while enjoying the city skyline? Head into 2019 with a stomach full of delicious food and unbeatable views.

Where: 207 Queen’s Quay, Pier 6
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 8:30 PM
Cost: $134

Hemingway’s Rooftop – Quiet Clubbing NYE Party

heineken cheers bottles

Looking for something a little different and maybe a little…quieter? Well then, this is the NYE party for you. Watch the ball drop from on the live broadcast or just keep your headphones in and switch between DJs to find the perfect beat to dance the night away to.

Where: Hemingway’s Restaurant & Bar, 142 Cumberland Street
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 10 PM
Cost: $15 – $25

Jubilee Queen Cruise: NYE Party

Jubilee Queen Cruises Toronto Skyline New Years Eve

Thought you were out of cruise options? Think again, partiers! This party is full of glitz and glam and will have you feeling like 2019 is a mountain that you’ve already climbed.

Where: Jubilee Queen Cruise Line, 539 Queens Quay W
When: Monday, December 31
Time: Boarding at 7:30 PM
Cost: $135

Majestic NYE

fairmont-royal-york New years eve toronto

Sure, Migos made “Boujee” mainstream in 2017, but you’re more than welcome to reinvent it heading into the New Year by lighting up the Royal York this NYE. Dress yourself up, get your gala-groove on, and set yourself up for the perfect 2019.

Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street W
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 6 PM
Cost: $40 – $150

ROM New Year’s Eve

Royal Ontario Museum New Years Eve

You can buy yourself access to two exclusive VIP dinner experiences, complete with an elegant three-course meal, a private bar, and tasty wine and dessert to cap it all off. Best of all, live entertainment from St. Royals, DJ Lisa Monet, and DJ Craig Dominic will be blessing your ears all night long!

Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park
When: Monday, December 31
Time: Dinner at 7 PM, Party at 9 PM
Cost: $90 and Up

NYE 2019 Golden Age Vol. 2 – The Gatsby Party

berkeley-mansion-Toronto new years eve

Get your Gatsby on at this Golden Age gala for…well, for the ages! The Berkeley Mansion will be playing the part of Jay Gatsby’s party pad, so that means you’ll play the part of Jay, Daisy, Nick, or maybe someone completely different so the night doesn’t end in heartbreak. It’s a choose your own roaring twenties adventure type of thing.

Where: Berkeley Mansion, 514 Jarvis Street
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 9 PM
Cost: $80 – $100

PLANTA – Countdown Party

Planta Toronto

An open bar, passed canapés (fancy word for hors d’œuvres), and nothing but good vibes. Sounds like it’s that perfect type of low-key vibe that’ll make your 2019 entrance just perfect.

Where: 1221 Bay Street
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 10:30 PM
Cost: $65 per guest

Las Vegastone NYE

Gladstone Hotel Toronto New Years Eve

Inspired by Sin City and the lavish parties that come along with it, this NYE ball is bound to be a blast bound for the record books. We always attach some alliteration to awesome attractions like this when we’re absurdly excited. Let’s go 2019!

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street W
When: Monday, December 31
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $45 and Up

Stay safe-(ish) out there, Toronto! And be sure to tag #curiocitytoronto in all of your New Year’s Eve adventures!

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